Thursday, August 6, 2015

There's an actual 'Florida Man' art exhibit in Miami

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:36 PM

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Students from Braddock High School in West Kendall, Miami were given three weeks to come up with a concept and fill the space at  Locust Projects gallery. So, naturally, they chose to be inspired by Florida Man, the most baffling phenomena to ever come out of the Sunshine State. 

The exhibit is based on the popular Twitter account, which tweets out headlines like, "Florida Man Accidentally Shoots 12-Year-Old Daughter in Arm While Trying to Teach Her About Gun Safety" or "Florida Man Pulls Kid's Tooth by Tying It To Chevy Camaro, Speeding Away." That last tweet is the inspiration for 16-year-old Catherine Camargo's exhibit, it features teeth taped to a pink canvas and a car tire encased in plexiglass. 

“I hear all these [Florida Man stories] and I’m like: bring it on. This is where I’m from. Like it’s crazy, it’s fun. And I completely prefer it over living somewhere boring,” Camargo said to WLRN.   

The exhibits features all sorts of Florida man-inspired art, including a 700ft wall of nothing but Florida Man tweets. 

The exhibits is free and open to the public until August 8. You can check out more photos of the exhibit over at WLRN

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